Self Help Groups & Organizations

 

The ACT Deafness Resource Centre is a community organization providing information, referral and advocacy services for the Hearing Impaired and those with chronic disorders of the ear.
Further support is available to the broader ACT community.
www.actdrc.org.au/actdrc/

 

Acoustic Neuroma Association of Australia
Self-help non-profit organisation offering support and information to those who have had or are facing treatment for an Acoustic Neuroma. www.anaa.org.au

 

Australian Tinnitus Association (NSW) Ltd
A non-profit company established in Sydney in Dec-1984. Supported by the South Eastern Sydney Area Health Service. Mission is to provide information, support and counselling to tinnitus sufferers and preventative education to the wider community.
www.tinnitus.asn.au

 

Aussie Deaf Kids
www.aussiedeafkids.org.au/

 

Better Hearing Australia
National Website
www.betterhearingaustralia.org.au

 

CICADA Australia Inc
Cochlear Implant Club and Advisory Association is a support organisation established in 1984 to provide support through fellowship for implant recipients, their families and friends
www.earscience.org.au/cicada/

 

Deaf Australia Inc
www.deafau.org.au/

 

Deafness Council of NSW
Focal group for organizations of the hearing impaired in NSW.
www.deafnesscouncilofnsw.org.au

 

Deafness Forum of Australia
Peak body for deafness in Australia. Established in early 1993 at the instigation of the Federal Government, the Deafness Forum now represents all interests and viewpoints of the Deaf and hearing impaired
www.deafnessforum.org.au

 

Deaf Sports Australia
www.deafsports.org.au/

 

International Federation for Hard of Hearing People
Founded in 1977. Registered as a charitable organization at Vereinsregister Amtsgericht
Hamburg, Germany (Nr. 69 VR 10 527) and also an International Non-Governmental Organization having special consultative status with the United Nations.
www.ifhoh.org

 

Lions Hearing Dogs Inc
Provide hearing dogs for hearing impaired people throughout Australia and provide training to recipients.
www.hearingdogs.asn.au

 

Media Access Australia
A not-for-profit institution, is Australia's primary media access organisation including captioning and audio description.
www.mediaaccess.org.au

 

Menieres NSW.org.au
www.menieresnsw.org.au/

Ménière’s Support Group of Victoria Inc
A non-profit organization offering support to people with Ménière’s disease. Includes advice on available options for treatment.
www.menieres.org.au

 

Parent Council for Deaf Education
Parent Council for Deaf Education, also known as PCDE, is a non-profit organization based in NSW dedicated to supporting parents of children who are deaf/hearing impaired.
www.pcde.org/

 

Parents of the Hearing Impaired of South Australia
www.users.on.net/~phisa/

 

The Broken Hill & District Hearing Resource Centre Inc.
www.bhhearingresourcecentre.com.au/

 

Shhh Australia Inc
Non-profit educational association dedicated to assisting people with a hearing loss who primarily communicate through speech.
www.shhhaust.org

 

Tinnitus Association of Victoria (TAV)
The Tinnitus Association of Victoria (TAV) is a voluntary, non-profit organization that has been helping people with tinnitus for over 20 years.
www.tinnitusvic.asn.au/

 

National Relay Service
The National Relay Service website includes information about the options available to people for its telephone relay service. The NRS call centre is operated by Australian Communication Exchange .
http://www.relayservice.com.au

 

AUSLAN SIGNBANK

Auslan Signbank is a language resources site for Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Auslan is the language of the deaf community in Australia.

http://www.auslan.org.au/

 

NABS -National Auslan Interpreter Booking Service

NABS is the National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service.  NABS is funded by the Australian Government to provide interpreters FREE of charge to people who use sign language to communicate and would like to book an interpreter for private health care appointments.

http://www.nabs.org.au/

 

Parents of Deaf Children (PODC)

formerly Parent Council for Deaf Education (PCDE)

PODC is a non-profit organisation, supporting families with babies, children and teenagers with hearing loss in NSW. The organisation offers a range of information, support and advocacy services for parents and carers, respecting the method or methods of communication that the family has chosen for their child.

http://www.podc.org.au/

 

Brendan Pearce - Disability Rights Advocate

https://www.facebook.com/BrendanPearceDRA

 

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                    Government Agencies

 

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)

FaHCSIA is the Australian Government’s principal source of advice on social policy and is responsible for about a quarter of the government’s budgetary outlays. FaHCSIA works in partnership with other government and non-government organisations in the management of a diverse range of programs and services designed to support and improve the lives of Australians. FaHCSIA is committed to ensuring people with disabilities, and their families and carers, are recognised and encouraged to participate in the community.

TTY: 1800 260 402
Ph (voice): (02) 1300 653 227  (NSW office)
Fax: (02) 6244 7978
Email: fahcsia.internet@fahcsia.gov.au
Web: www.facs.gov.au

 

CentreLink
Centrelink is committed to ensuring everyone has access to Centrelink payments and services regardless of their disability, illness, injury, or caring responsibilities
TTY: (02) 1800 810 586
Ph (voice): 1800 555 677 (using National Relay Service)
Web: www.centrelink.gov.au 
Services for people with a disability - website: www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/services/disability

 

NSW Ageing, Disability and Home Care
People with a disability.  Information on areas of interest for people with a disability including children and young people with a disability.
http://www.dadhc.nsw.gov.au/dadhc/

 

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Office of Hearing Services.
Australian Office of Hearing Services => http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-hear-contacts-clsline.htm
The Australian Government Hearing Services Program Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing Office of Hearing Services
Provides information on who is eligible and how to apply for government assistance to obtain a hearing aid.
www.health.gov.au/hearing

 

Better Health Channel  
Established in May 1999 by the Victorian (Australia) Government. Its role is to provide the community with access to online health related information
Better Health Channel => http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

 

Broken Hill City Council Disability Services
Broken Hill City Council Disability Services is funded by the New South Wales Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care and the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, and is auspice by the Broken Hill City Council.
www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au/community/3078/23194.html

 

Northern Metropolitan Institute of TAFE Centre for Excellence
For students who are Deaf, who have hearing impairment or who are hard of hearing.
www.nmit.edu.au/excellence

 

Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre
http://www.scic.nsw.gov.au/

South Australian Cochlear Implant Centre
www.sacic.com.au/

 

TEDICORE
TEDICORE (Telecommunications and Disability Consumer Representation) strives for better access to and equity in telecommunications for people with a disability in Australia.
www.tedicore.org.au/

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Other Services

 

Australian Caption Centre
Provides captioning services for major television networks.
www.auscap.com.au

 

Cochlear Limited
Provides information about implant options designed to help adults and children with hearing loss communicate more easily via cochlear implants (for moderated to profound sensorineural hearing loss) or bone anchored hearing aids (for single-sided deafness).
www.cochlear.com

 

Cochlear Implant Clinic (Victoria)
The clinic is part of the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital and works closely with the University of Melbourne, Bionic Ear Institute and Cochlear Ltd to provide cochlear implants.
www.bionicear.org

 

Media Access Australia
A not-for-profit institution, is Australia's primary media access organization including captioning and audio description.
www.mediaaccess.org.au

 

Telstra Disability Equipment Program
Provides rental equipment to assist the hearing impaired to use their telephone, at no additional cost.
http://telstra.com.au/abouttelstra/commitments/disability-services/disability-equipment-program/

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Manufacturers

 

Bernafon
www.bernafon.com.au

 

Evertone
www.evertone.com.au 

 

GN Resound
www.gnresound.com 

 

Oticon
 www.oticon.com.au

 

Phonak 
www.phonak.com.au

 

Siemens
 www.siemens-hearing.com.au

 

Sonic Innovations
www.sonici.com.au 

 

Starkey
www.starkey.com

 

Widex
www.widex.com.au

 

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